Dexter (2006–2013)
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Slack Tide 

With family and work taking its toll, Dexter accidentally makes a serious mistake. Meanwhile, Quinn starts digging into Dexter's past.

Director:

Tim Hunter

Writers:

James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Julie Benz ... Rita Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington ... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka (credit only)
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Sgt. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
John Lithgow ... Arthur Mitchell
Courtney Ford ... Christine Hill
Greg Ellis ... Jonathan Farrow
Mary Mara ... Valerie Hodges
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
Preston Bailey ... Cody Bennett
Rick Peters ... Elliot
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Storyline

Dexter is resting with his family in his boat not worried about the Trinity Killer that has completed his cycle of murders. Out of the blue, he is summoned by Miami Metro to analyze an arm that has been found in the stomach of an alligator. He discovers that it belonged to the illegal waitress and aspirant model Estrella Carazo that has vanished. After the investigation Sergeant Batista finds that the photographer Jonathan Farrow is the prime suspect, but he gets no search warrant to check Farrow's studio. Farrow jumps to the top of Dexter's list and he breaks in the studio during the night seeking evidences to connect Carazo with Farrow. Meanwhile, Debra moves to Dexter's apartment and becomes disappointed with her father after interviewing his former criminal informant Valerie Hodges, and she gives up to investigate the truth about Harry Morgan interviewing other CIs. Dexter destroys the file of his mother since some secrets should not be found out. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episode's title refers to "the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the tide". See more »

Goofs

In 4x7 Slack Tide, Dexter is seen taking papers out of the file for his mother, Laura Moser, and shredding them. But the papers are an autopsy report for Estrella Carazo, the model who's arm was found inside the crocodile. These cases are unrelated. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] There's a moment sailors call slack tide, when the tide is neither coming in nor going out, but perfectly still. It's a moment frozen in time. When all is calm and peaceful.
[Dexter's phone rings]
Dexter Morgan: The only downside to it is that it passes too quickly.
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Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Dexter Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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Wrongly Jumping to the Top of the List
18 August 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dexter is resting with his family in his boat not worried with the Trinity Killer that has completed his cycle of murders. Out of the blue, he is summed by Miami Metro to analyze an arm that has been found in the stomach of an alligator. He discovers that it belonged to the illegal waitress and aspirant model Estrella Carazo that has vanished. After the investigation Sergeant Batista finds that the photographer Jonathan Farrow is the prime suspect, but he gets no search warrant to check Farrow's studio. Farrow jumps to the top of Dexter's list and he breaks in the studio during the night seeking evidences to connect Carazo with Farrow.

Meanwhile Debra moves to Dexter's apartment and becomes disappointed with her father after interviewing his former criminal informant Valerie Hodges, and she gives up to investigate the truth about Harry Morgan interviewing other CIs. Dexter destroys the file of his mother since some secrets should not be found out.

"Slack Tide" is a good episode where Dexter commits an error in his assessment and I do not know how it will affect his behavior in the future. The Trinity Killer is spared again and I do not envision other reason but last the fourth season to the maximum. Rita is terribly annoying and I do not understand why Dexter needs such pain in the ass at home. The boring soap opera between Angel and La Guerta continues. Quinn is teasing with the wrong guy. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Maré Mansa"


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